Medical Technology

In medical technology, they swear by silicone products.

In the field of medical and pharmaceutical technology, hygiene and protection against dirt and dust are essential requirements. With very good thermal stability as well as very high flexibility at low temperature, silicone products are qualified for use in a wide variety of applications since they exhibit almost unchanged properties over a wide temperature range. Good resistance to acids and bases, biocompatibility, and the ability to sterilize silicone products using all common methods round off their properties.

Silex uses raw materials that have been tested according to the following requirements, among others:

  • Biocompatibility (USP 1-6)
    • USP Class 6 biological tests
      • (acute systematic and intracutaneous toxicity, implantation tests)
  • ISO 10993 cytotoxicity
  • ISO 10993 hemolysis


Typical Applications

  • Endoscopy
  • Catheters
  • Respiratory masks
  • Baby bottle nipples
  • Baby pacifiers
  • Teeth cleaning systems